No Goodbyes
Dua Lipa Lyrics


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Maybe one day I can see you
We can smile and wave
And it'll be okay
Maybe one day it'll be cool
We could just be friends
Without the complications that it brings
When we start saying things
Yeah, I hurt you, and you hurt me
Yeah, we did some things that we can never take back
And we tried hard just to fix it
But we broke it more
And so I guess some things are not meant to last
Is it too much to ask

For tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
Just for tonight
Pretend that it's all alright
(All alright)
Why don't we hold each other
Use each other, whisper pretty lies
Just for tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
No goodbyes
No goodbyes
No goodbyes, eh

In a dark room
We don't have to
See the light of truth
Between me and you
We can stay blind
In the meantime
Let our bodies say
What we can never seem to communicate
Even though it's too late

For tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
Just for tonight
Pretend that it's all alright
(All alright)
Why don't we hold each other
Use each other, whisper pretty lies
Just for tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
No goodbyes
No goodbyes
No goodbyes, eh
No goodbyes (no goodbyes)
No goodbyes (no goodbyes)
No goodbyes, eh

Maybe one day I'll see you
Just smile and wave and be okay

For tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
For tonight
Pretend that it's all alright
(All alright)
Why don't we hold each other
Use each other, whisper pretty lies
Just for tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
No goodbyes
No goodbyes
No goodbyes, eh
No goodbyes




No goodbyes
No goodbyes, eh

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Dua Lipa's song "No Goodbyes" explore the idea of lingering attachment and unresolved feelings after a break-up. The singer imagines a scenario in which she and her former partner can finally find peace and move on, but also acknowledges the impossibility of going back to how things were. She suggests that, even though they hurt each other and made mistakes, they can still find comfort and intimacy in each other's company, at least for one night. The song's chorus highlights the importance of living in the moment, letting go of regrets and inhibitions, and cherishing what remains of their bond.


The first verse emphasizes the awkwardness and tension that can arise when trying to reconcile after a painful separation. The singer expresses her desire to see her ex-partner again, but also acknowledges the uncertainty and anxiety that comes with it. However, she also hopes that, with time and distance, they can become friends without the complications and conflicts that arose when they were romantically involved. This reflects a common phenomenon where former lovers try to maintain a connection or friendship even though the romantic aspect of the relationship is over. The second verse suggests a more visceral and physical way of coping with the unresolved feelings: by surrendering to the chemistry and attraction that still exist between them, regardless of the emotional baggage and history. The darkness and secrecy of the room accentuate the idea that this encounter is not about genuine communication or reconciliation, but rather a way to escape reality and indulge in pleasure and fantasy.


Overall, "No Goodbyes" illustrates the complexities and contradictions of post-breakup dynamics: the urge to move on and forget, the nostalgia and longing for what was lost, and the reluctance to let go of the familiar and comfortable.


Line by Line Meaning

Maybe one day I can see you
The hope to meet again someday.


We can smile and wave
Friendly greetings to each other.


And it'll be okay
The relief that everything will be fine.


Maybe one day it'll be cool
The possibility of being friends again.


We could just be friends
Being friends without any complications.


Without the complications that it brings
Avoiding the hurtful things that a romantic relationship brings.


When we start saying things
The moment when words can hurt each other.


Yeah, I hurt you, and you hurt me
Both parties have been hurt in the past.


Yeah, we did some things that we can never take back
Actions that cannot be undone.


And we tried hard just to fix it
Efforts made to fix the problems.


But we broke it more
Despite the efforts, the relationship worsened.


And so I guess some things are not meant to last
Acknowledging that not all things are meant to be forever.


Is it too much to ask
Questioning whether it's unreasonable to hope for a relationship with no complications.


In a dark room
Being in private.


We don't have to
Not having an obligation.


See the light of truth
Not confronting the harsh truth about their relationship.


Between me and you
Regarding the two people in the relationship.


We can stay blind
Avoiding the truth about the relationship.


In the meantime
For the time being.


Let our bodies say
Showing the affection through physical actions instead of words.


What we can never seem to communicate
The difficulty of expressing their feelings to each other through words.


Even though it's too late
Regretting that they didn't figure things out earlier.


No goodbyes
Not wanting to end the relationship.


Just for tonight
Only for the duration of the night.


Pretend that it's all alright
Faking that everything is good between them for the moment.


Why don't we hold each other
Offering physical comfort to each other.


Use each other, whisper pretty lies
Making the most of the moment even if it's not genuine.


Let's love like there's no goodbyes
Cherishing the moment and not thinking about the eventual end of the relationship.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Dua Lipa, Ilsey Anna Juber, Lindy Robbins, Daniel James Traynor

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Maybe one day I can see you
We can smile and wave
And it'll be okay
Maybe one day it'll be cool
We could just be friends
Without the complications that it brings
When we start saying things
Yeah, I hurt you, and you hurt me
Yeah, we did some things that we can never take back
And we tried hard just to fix it
But we broke it more
And so I guess some things are not meant to last
Is it too much to ask

For tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
Just for tonight
Pretend that it's all alright
(All alright)
Why don't we hold each other
Use each other, whisper pretty lies
Just for tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
No goodbyes
No goodbyes
No goodbyes, eh

In a dark room
We don't have to
See the light of truth
Between me and you
We can stay blind
In the meantime
Let our bodies say
What we can never seem to communicate
Even though it's too late

For tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
Just for tonight
Pretend that it's all alright
(All alright)
Why don't we hold each other
Use each other, whisper pretty lies
Just for tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
No goodbyes
No goodbyes
No goodbyes, eh
No goodbyes (No goodbyes)
No goodbyes (No goodbyes)
No goodbyes, eh

Maybe one day I'll see you
Just smile and wave and be okay

For tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
For tonight
Pretend that it's all alright
(All alright)
Why don't we hold each other
Use each other, whisper pretty lies
Just for tonight
Let's love like there's no goodbyes
(No goodbyes)
No goodbyes
No goodbyes
No goodbyes, eh
No goodbyes
No goodbyes
No goodbyes, eh



All comments from YouTube:

@kikka98crazy

This song deserves more! Who's here in 2021? I hope to hear No goodbyes in the next concert! Dua I love u my Goddess

@ebeentitiesllc1263

True

@baronashleyanuran597

Still my fave in 2022

@thesanasi

It’s 2022 now 😊

@joaoteixeira7524

2022 and forever!

@CommunitiesEnd

Check out my Remix of this great track, on my channel. If you can give your opinions in the Comments it will help me bring more great Songs.

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@elbekyusupov9684

This song must be the most underrated ever...

@yazelrey

Can't agree moooore

@funwithcolt7961

So underrated she works so hard on these songs and then only some blow up it doesn’t make sance

@lailaelgouille4843

Yes I totally agree i hate it that only her famous songs like new rules and dont start now are famous but her best songs are so underated

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